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Imran Malik

The writer is a retired brigadier of the pakistan Army. He can be reached at im.k846@gmial.com and tweets @K846Im.

The Indo-Pacific on tenterhooks

US’ policy and strategic design to engage, contain and manage both its potential rivals for global dominance continues unabated. It is pursuing a two-pronged strategy. In Europe, it has embroiled Russia quite irretrievably in Ukraine; in…

Pakistan’s defining moment

Pakistan has suffered from a debilitating crisis of identity ever since independence. This has prevented it from charting out a definitive strategic direction for itself. All its rulers, civilians and military dictators alike, have made…

Pakistan’s defining moment

Pakistan has suffered from a debilitating crisis of identity ever since independence. This has prevented it from charting out a definitive strategic direction for itself. All its rulers, civilians and military dictators alike, have made…

NATO and the World

The US’ obsessive compulsion to continuously reassert its global hegemony persists unabated. It now perceives newer, stronger, multi­domain and multidimensional se­curity threats and challenges to its pre-eminent global po­sition. The…

I2U2, the West Asian QUAD

The contours of US’ grand strategic design for the world and in particular, the Asia Pacific, are now emerging unmistakably, (The Strategy of Alliances, by this scribe, The Nation, 30 October 2021). They reflect its compulsive obsession to…

Cry Pakistan!

Pakistan has been blessed with everything a nation could ask for; an outstanding geostrategic location, all types of landscapes, tremendous agrarian, water, human, mineral and material resources and a very dynamic, intelligent, talented,…

China in the South Pacific

The US compulsion to contain and manage the phenomenal rise of China is getting starker, grimmer and more urgent by the day. US efforts to circumscribe its sphere of influence and concomitant strategic reach across the globe appear to be…

The American Juggernaut

The US strategic design to neutralise the Russo-Chinese challenge to its undisputed global hegemony continues to emerge steadily. Its intent to tackle them piecemeal is becoming more evident as events unfold in Europe and Asia/South-Central…

Major power rivalries and Pakistan

The US is moving decisively to reinforce and retain its singular position as the global hegemon and pre-eminent economic power. Its current focus appears to be Europe while Asia is in its crosshairs too. To this end, it aims to counter the…

Courting India

The US is making a determined push to secure its geopolitical and geo-strategic interests in Asia. It considers China a formidable adversary and intends to deal with it wholesomely; competing, cooperating and/or challenging it as and when…

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